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The Tennessee Training Academy (TTA) in cooperation with the Tennessee Recycling Coalition’s 32nd Annual Conference will offer SWANA's Managing Integrated Solid Waste Management Systems Certification Course.


Training event dates are:


Monday, August 23, 2021, through Wednesday, August 25, 2021. The class will be held in Mountain View Room A at The Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, TN. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday classes will start at 8:00 a.m. E.D.T. until approximately 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. each day. There will be time allowed for breaks and for lunch. Please Click Here to email Becky Caldwell to register for the class.



The certification exam for those interested and registered in advance will be online. There is an additional fee for the certification exam.  


There is a very limited number of training scholarships for this event.  If you are interested in receiving one, send an email to Becky Caldwell stating your desire to participate and need for a scholarship. Priority will be given to those with no previous professional certifications and then by date and time of request received.

  • Scholarships only cover the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) class cost and does not cover travel, meals, or the certification exam.
  • Acceptance of scholarship indicates recipient will attend the event or (with coordination with the TTA) send someone in their place. 

If a recipient of an awarded scholarship fails to attend without 14-day notice or sending someone in their place, they may be billed for any costs incurred for cancellation up to the full cost of attending the class.  

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